Me, in full bunker gear.

me in full bunkers, close up! the gear weighs about 40 pounds. it consists of a pair of boots, a pair of pants, a jacket, a fire-retardant hood, a hard hat/face shield, a full face mask, a pair of gloves, and a portable tank of compressed air (about 10 minutes breathing time when full, depending on exertion level).

my buddy dave!

quick, the pit is on fire!

good, they've got it under control

do you have any idea how hot that fire is behind us? click for better resolution version

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